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RATINGS: 2276   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Samuel Adamsģ Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hiero (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Beautiful looking, but bland tasting beer. There is not much to taste here. This needs some kind of citrus taste to it and maybe unfiltered. It has potential, but the recipe needs to be tweaked, but I feel that way with a lot of the beers Sam Adams makes.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
daniel_harner (2) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bierzeit (3) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
From a bottle, I drank two and that was plenty. Not quite, not even close. Not much malt, not much hop, it was like a soda.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scoth (641) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear golden with a big puffy beige head, excellent retention. Aromas of spice, bread, lemon, grass. Light body, creamy, smooth, lively. Lightly sweet, mild tartness, light bitter and peppery finish. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (458) - - JUN 5, 2015
5.3% ABV. Wheat Ale. No head out of the tap. Color is a dark hazy honey, 6-8ļSRM. Nose is a full-bodied malt with florid wheaty flavors. Had a beautiful fresh nose that was inviting. Pronounced carbonation. Palate is full of witbier goodness, brief citrus brightness, giving way to the bold malt and then another brief hint of citrus peel in the finish and then itís the next mouthful. Just like having a Blue Moon, Hoegaarden or a Kronenbourg Blanc. Nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quick3Beers (631) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Somewhat watery, wheaty ale, not much going on here. I imagine it quaffs pretty well compared to the typical pale lager in the summer. Meh.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brentv (569) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2015
On tap. Golden pour with small white head. Light citrus aroma. Taste is sweet, some lemon and light malts.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnokk (319) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
APPEARANCE - cloudy like a heffe, perfectly white head that goes away fast. NOSE - very limited olerifousness. FLAVOR - medium body & crisp. NOTES - good summer drinker.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bavarian81 (123) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Poured a slightly hazy gold color with a minimal head. Fair amount of carbonation. Aroma was sweet malt, buttery.. didnít really get much else. Taste was sweet, spicy, and skunky. Iím actually wondering if I just drank from a bad bottle. Iíve had this beer before and could swear it was better quality than what Iím tasting now.. maybe Iíll re-review it someday.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
wayoo (2) - Humble, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Sabor afrutado, con notas de durazno y mango, poco olor con mucha cabeza de espuma color amarillo a cobre, muy suave al paladar


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